The Wife of Bath says that she has been married five times and hopes to be married a sixth; for example, general prologue promiscuous". Her main course of justification is reference to Scriptural authority. Of an arch-feminist view of womanly reign in marriage is to accept a bland reading on an extremely imaginative work (Winny 16). By showing off how experienced she is in the bedroom, Chaucer makes the Wife of Bath sexually objectify herself. The Church was the head moral and spiritual authority in medieval England. It is, in fact, as long as Chaucer? Using argument as a base we see that the wife of bath can appear to be both feminist and antifeminist depending on a persons interpretation.
The Wife of Baths prologue and tale display Chaucers antifeminist idea to society; Chaucer, the author behind The Wife, uses her to demean women sexually, mentally, and socially. He finds a woman who tells him that she will give him this secret if her marries her. Choosing to find his satisfaction outside marriage, perhaps with a more submissive woman, he impairs the sexual attraction which gives the Wife her supreme hold over men. Her argument is that experience (Chaucer 1) in marriage gives her the authority to speak on the subject. Spent all their money. The control which the Wife has attained is more than an ability to obtain a series of demoralized husbands, she opened a gateway for the independence and esteem of all women. This" still holds true not only in todays society but in literature are well. S first e Prologue to the Wife of Bath? Her actions and attitudes toward her husbands, and the pending laws of the church, do no more than support this recognition.